Archive for February, 2013

Social Networking in Education Overview

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

EDMT student, Pingping Liu, posted a very good link on her Diigo bookmarks called A Teacher’s Comprehensive Guide to Social Networking in Education. Although it is not as comprehensive as I was expecting, there are a lot of informational nuggets to be gleaned.

According to the site, in “a study conducted by the University of Minnesota on student use of social media, students who are already engaging in social networking could benefit from incorporating it into curriculum.”

iPads for Collaboration

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

We would like to thank EDMT student Rich Beaudrie for posting a great link on Scoop.It this week. 6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads from Edudemic has a superb (and very short) list of great applications for helping students collaborate on projects.

Explain Everything, at under three dollars, is an application with a lot of potential for allowing students to create screencasts. I am going to give Subtext a try and may dust off Book Creator, too.

Thank you, Rich. And, as a reminder, we are encouraging our EDMT students to submit interesting materials for our blog.

New Horizons for Higher Education

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

You might be interested in the latest release of the New Media Consortium Horizon Report on technology in education. A version for Higher Education has been released.

In this edition, the two tools/applications/services that will have the most impact on Higher Education within the next year are tablet computers and massively open online courses (MOOCs).